The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center will be presenting a New Year’s Eve Dinner through their Candoro Dinner Series to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Candoro Marble Building at the former Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville. Candoro was the largest importer and exporter of marble in Knoxville and was the largest producer of the highly prized pink marble in the United States. The Candoro Building was designed by Charles Barber and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“We are so excited to host this New Year’s Eve Dinner for Knoxville,” notes Paula Johnson of the Knoxville Food Tours, dinner chairperson. “It is fantastic that the Candoro Building and Grounds are still here for us to be able to share with the public the history of the great marble industry that helped build Knoxville.”
Dinner will be a Knoxville 1920s theme prepared by local favorite Holly Hambright. Hambright graduated first in her class at the Baltimore Culinary Arts Institute and has had much success in Knoxville with her catering, Holly’s Eventful Dining in Bearden, and her new venture Holly’s Corner in Old North Knoxville.
Music will be provided by Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp, described as “a musical aesthetic from another time.” This up and coming hot swing band has a repertoire from Charlie Christian to Elmore James, Fats Waller and Muddy Waters.
The Candoro Building and Grounds will be decorated in a 1920s style by South Knoxville resident April Burt, whose “Three Parties in Three Days” was featured in Southern Living Magazine. Guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1920s.
The building will open at 7:00 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Dinner will begin at 8:00.
All proceeds go to the restoration and maintaining of the Candoro Marble Building.
Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased on the candoromarble.org website or by mail.
Mail checks to:
Candoro Arts & Heritage Center
PO Box 9437
Knoxville, TN 37940